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Governor Signs Bill Aimed At Halting Bullying, Harassment

Governor Signs Bill Aimed At Halting Bullying, Harassment

Press Shia Agency - SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria), designed to address potential bullying, harassment, and intimidation of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian students.Press Shia - SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria),...

Enhanced hate crime charge filed against alleged Ft. Pierce mosque arsonist

Enhanced hate crime charge filed against alleged Ft. Pierce mosque arsonist

Press Shia Agency - rosecutors have filed a new upgraded criminal charge against the Port St. Lucie man accused of setting fire to a mosque in Ft. Pierce. The new, more serious criminal charge is spelled out in a charging document CBS12 obtained from the State Attorney’s office. Press Shia - Prosecutors have filed a new upgraded criminal charge against the Port St. Lucie man accused of...

WVU Muslim Association hosts race, religion and politics forum

WVU Muslim Association hosts race, religion and politics forum

Press Shia Agency - The WVU Muslim Students Association held a forum on race, religion and politics, as part of Diversity Week in the Mountainlair Tuesday night.Press Shia Agency - The rise of domineering political rhetoric along racial and religious lines has been criticized for its potential effect on the people it is used against.   Tuesday evening the WVU Muslim Student Association...

City Council declares support for local Muslims

City Council declares support for local Muslims

Press Shia - The New York City Council, moved Tuesday to declare its support for local Muslims. The non-binding proposal, which was voted out of committee and is likely to be approved by the full council Thursday, declares support for Muslim communities, “affirms the religious pluralism of the United States, and urges all residents to stand together for peace and understanding.” ...

Nigerian troops open fire at Shia mourners

Nigerian troops open fire at Shia mourners

Press Shia Agency - Nigerian forces open fire at Shia mourners taking part in Ashura processions, killing at least nine people in the cities of Kaduna and Funtua.Press Shia - The killings on Wednesday came as mourners defied a state ban, holding processions in several cities to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him), the third Shia Imam.   ...

Millions of Shi’a Muslims observe Ashura worldwide

Millions of Shi’a Muslims observe Ashura worldwide

Press Shia – Millions of Shi’a Muslims in Iran and other parts of the world are commemorating Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husayn, the third Shi’a Imam.Press Shia – The faithful have converged on the streets and in mosques with heavy hearts to honor Ashura, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar Muharram, which is the climax of the...

Nigerian troops surround Shia Muslims observing Tasu'a mourning ceremony

Nigerian troops surround Shia Muslims observing Tasu'a mourning ceremony

Press Shia - Nigerian government troops have surrounded a group of Shia Muslims gathered in a mosque to observe the mourning ceremonies for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). Press Shia Agency - The worshipers had gathered in the mosque on Tuesday to commemorate the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram, Tasu'a, the eve of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam...

New York City Council Approves Resolution Condemning Islamophobia

New York City Council Approves Resolution Condemning Islamophobia

Press Shia Agency - New York City Council members approved a resolution Tuesday condemning Islamophobia.Press Shia - The resolution, put forth by Daneek Miller (D-27th), comes in response to an increase in violence against the Muslim community, includingmosques being vandalized, Muslim women assaulted and religious leaders killed, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported. ...

Eight ways that Islamophobia operates in everyday life

Eight ways that Islamophobia operates in everyday life

Press Shia - Immigration and national identity currently are at the forefront of the public conscience. In France, the burkini ban and in the U.K. proposals for migration controls following the Brexit vote are dividing communities. The growing tensions mean that many ethnic and religious minority communities are increasingly experiencing racism in their everyday lives. Press Shia Agency - In...

Muslim law professor reacts to latest presidential debate

Muslim law professor reacts to latest presidential debate

Press Shia - With part of Sunday night’s debate focusing on Islamophobia and the United States' approach to fighting homegrown terrorism, one local expert watched the debate closely to see how they handle the issue. Press Shia Agency - With part of Sunday night’s debate focusing on Islamophobia and the United States' approach to fighting homegrown terrorism, one local expert...